Historically Inspired Home Paint Colors

February 2, 2022

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One of the most frequently asked question I get, what paint colors did you use? Without wasting any time, lets jump right in to what I consider my Historically Inspired Home Paint Colors.

Trim color and Wall color

In the majority of my home, you will find white walls painted Snowbound by Sherwin Williams and my trim painted Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore. Edgecomb gray is the perfect timeless, mushroom color. It is the perfect blend of gray and beige.

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Jackson’s Bedroom & Bathroom

In my son’s room and bathroom, we went with Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore on the walls and stained the ceiling Early American by Minwax.

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Sevi’s Bedroom & Bathroom

My daughter’s room and bathroom are painted Snowbound by Sherwin Williams. Her little little playroom door in her bedroom is a custom color I mixed up using leftover paints.

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Kitchen Paint Colors

The perimeter kitchen cabinetry is painted Ivory Lace by Sherwin Williams. I love this white if you have a lot of natural light. It tends to pull a little yellow in darker rooms. The kitchen island and butlers pantry (coffee bar) is painted Techno Gray by Sherwin Williams. This color is a very soft green with gray undertones. The pantry door was salvaged the wood shade that it currently is. I didn’t stain that and I had my cabinet builder mix a custom stain to match the butcher block island and trim above my stove.

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Playroom Paint Colors

In the playroom, we used Snowbound by Sherwin Williams on the walls and Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore on the desk. The desk top is stained Early American by minwax.

That green chalkboard wall is a tintable chalkboard paint that we found at Lowes Home Improvement. I took a small vintage green chalkboard with me and had it tinted the closest to that little chalkboard.

Exterior Paint Colors

The Exterior is painted White Dove by Benjamin Moore. The drip caps above the windows and the screen doors are painted Great Barington Green by Benjamin Moore. This paint color is from the Historic collection and my absolute favorite shade of green.

Porch Ceilings & Porch Floors

The ceiling is painted Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams. The horizontal slats on the back of the house and the porch floors are painted Gray Stone by Sherwin Williams. Make sure to get the Gray Stone with a space between the words. We had a hiccup with our painters when they initially painted our porch slats because there is also a Graystone that is one word and it is very blue. The harlequin pattern was added on a few months after they were painted with porch paint. I just used a light gray leftover sample paint that I had on hand. It isn’t durable porch paint, but I love how it scuffs up.

Front Doors

The antique front doors are stained Special Walnut by Minwax.

Barn & Chicken Coop

The barn and chicken coop are painted Newburyport Blue by Benjamin Moore and the barn doors are stained Riverwood by Sherwin Williams. If I had known about this stain color before choosing others, this would have been my go to for everything. It is the perfect stain shade, in my opinion.



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